Watch: ZTE Axon 9 Pro hands-on video

It's been an incredibly tough year for ZTE, watching its phone sales and revenue tank as it faces sanctions from the U.S. government. But the company hasn't stopped development of new phones, including the just-announced Axon 9 Pro.

A follow-up to the Axon 7, the new Axon 9 Pro is ... well, a bit generic. It's a big 6.2-inch metal-and-glass slab with some nice colors on the back and a screen notch up front, filled with top-end specs like you'd expect in this segment. There are also two cameras on the back, of course.

The price isn't too bad, though. When it goes on sale in Europe it will be €650, which somehow seems like a bit of a bargain considering how prices have gone up at the top of the market in the last couple of years.

Check out our hands-on video above, from IFA 2018!

Andrew Martonik

Andrew was an Executive Editor, U.S. at Android Central between 2012 and 2020.